On a regular basis, the HostingJournalist.com editorial staff publishes a special selection of editorial pieces on a certain topic or trend. The HostingJournalist.com editor’s picks are being marked as #HJPICKS on our social media channels. This week our editors provide you with a Top-10 list of the most interesting news items on Object Storage trends and market developments.

Caringo Unveils Swarm 10 Platform and Single Server Object Storage

October 2018 – Caringo has announced the launch of its Swarm 10 Platform. This “major” release would touch every part of the Caringo Product suite and leverage Swarm’s “unique” pure-object approach to deliver performance at petabyte scale. Read further.

“Our Swarm 10 Platform is the culmination of over a decade of market hardening and continuous innovation to satisfy our customers who are driven by on-demand, distributed workflows. Swarm 10 gives larger organizations even more of what they already love about Caringo – performance, streamlined management, and granular data insight.

And, with our new single-server appliance, smaller organizations have a much lower cost of entry to the most-scalable, on-prem, object-storage solution,” said Tony Barbagallo, CEO of Caringo.

Object Storage Company Cloudian Raises $94 million in New Funding

September 2018 – Cloudian, an object storage company turning information into insight with their hyperscale data fabric – that lets users store, find and protect data across an organization and around the globe – has raised $94 million in a Series E funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $173 million. Read further.

Michael Tso

“Cloudian redefines enterprise storage with a global data fabric that integrates both private and public clouds – spanning across sites and around the globe – at an unprecedented scale that creates new opportunities for businesses to derive value from data.

Cloudian’s unique architecture offers the limitless scalability, simplicity, and cloud integration needed to enable the next generation of computing driven by advances such as IoT and machine learning technologies,” said Michael Tso, CEO of Cloudian.

Cisco and Cloudian: Using Cloud Object Storage to Archive 40+ Years of Media

July 2018 – VIDEO – In a video published by Cisco on HostingJournalist.com, David Phillips of Cloudian looks at how they were able to support a major entertainment show manage their legacy archive, allowing them to re-purpose and re-use their content, as well as supporting new formats and platforms. Watch the VIDEO.

IBM Cloud Object Storage Designed to Deliver 99.999999 Percent Durability

March 2018 – VIDEO – IBM Cloud Object Storage is built to store any amount of data and retrieve it from anywhere on the web. It is designed to deliver 99.999999 percent durability, provide comprehensive security capabilities, and offer flexibility in the way users manage their data for cost optimization and access control. Watch the VIDEO.

US Signal Adds Object Storage Offering to Its Portfolio of Cloud Storage Solutions

October 2017 – US Signal, a Midwest-based IT solutions provider, has announced the addition of object storage to its portfolio of cloud storage solutions. The new service would provide a “cost-effective” method for storing large quantities of non-transactional or unstructured data.

The new object storage offering would make it ideal for uses cases such as long-term file retention of archive data or backup datasets. It can also be used in conjunction with US Signal’s file and block storage options to create a multi-tiered storage strategy. Read further.

Developer Cloud Company DigitalOcean Releases Its Object Storage Product, Spaces

September 2017 – DigitalOcean, a global cloud provider aiming its services at developers, has announced the release of its object storage product, Spaces. Spaces would provide a scalable solution for addressing even the most complex storage needs. Read further.

DigitalOcean Ben Uretsky“Spaces is the most important product we’ve released since Droplet, the first SSD-based compute instance in the market. DigitalOcean is becoming the developer’s platform, providing storage, compute and networking capabilities to scale applications of any size. Despite the technical complexity of launching a product like this, we’ve worked incredibly hard to ensure Spaces maintains the same ease-of-use and effortless UI as our other products. We wanted to simplify the way developers can innovate so they can spend time building great software,” said Ben Uretsky, CEO of DigitalOcean.

Interoute Deploys New Global Cloud Storage Service Based on Cloudian’s Hyperstore Object Storage Technology

August 2017 – Global cloud and network company, Interoute, has rolled out a cloud-based storage service based on Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage technology. Offered as part of the ‘Interoute Virtual Data Centre’ cloud platform, it provides users with cloud-based storage for unstructured data, backups and archives. Read further.

“With GDPR looming large in 2018, as well as the rapid adoption of VDC and SaaS platforms, our customers are revisiting the legacy world of physical backup and archiving and demanding a simple, controlled, auditable cloud service.

So, we’ve created an easily accessed and integrated, cost-effective object storage service to support their digital transformation,” said Mark Lewis, EVP Products and Development, Interoute.

Nexenta Releases Scale-Out Block, File, and Object Storage Platform

May 2017 – Nexenta, global provider of open source-driven software-defined storage (OpenSDS), has introduced the latest version of its scale-out block, file, and object storage platform, NexentaEdge. Purpose-built for “today’s leading enterprise IT environment with rapidly expanding application needs,” NexentaEdge 2.0 would be a flexible and future proof multi-service storage platform. Read further.

Nexenta Oscar Wahlberg“NexentaEdge scale-out block, file, and object storage delivers performance optimizations for all-flash and hybrid configurations, and is tightly integrated with both OpenStack cloud and Docker environments.

With the introduction of NexentaEdge 2.0, features like Quick EC allow customers to build multi-petabyte, capacity-optimized object archives without sacrificing performance and use the same solution to create a container-converged storage infrastructure with tight integration and seamless management,” said Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management, Nexenta.

451 Research: Cloud Price Battlefield Shifts From Virtual Machines to Object Storage

April 2017 – In its latest analysis of cloud pricing, 451 Research reveals that the cloud price battlefield has shifted from virtual machines (VMs) to object storage. The analyst firm predicts that other services, particularly databases, will undergo the same pricing pressures over the next 18 months. Read further.

“The big cloud providers appear to be playing an aggressive game of tit for tat, cutting object storage prices to avoid standing out as expensive. This is the first time there has been a big price war outside compute, and it reflects object storage’s move into the mainstream. While price cuts are good news for cloud buyers, they are now faced with a new level of complexity when comparing providers,” said Jean Atelsek, Analyst, Digital Economics Unit at 451 Research.

Webinar – Object Storage for the Enterprise

January 2017 – VIDEO – Traditional network-based storage technologies would suffer from major problems of scalability to operate at the petabyte scale which is demanded by current IT environments. Object storage has become quickly established as a “cost-effective” solution for scalable storage, available in the cloud “with the advantages of immediate availability and pay-per-use pricing.”

In this video published on HostingJournalist.com, James Hooper, Senior Manager Product Specialists at Interoute, helps finding out what to look out for when comparing object storage solutions and how to ensure your enterprise needs are met. Watch the WEBINAR below.

On a regular basis, the HostingJournalist.com editorial staff publishes a special selection of editorial pieces on a certain topic or trend. The HostingJournalist.com editor’s picks are being marked as #HJPICKS on our social media channels.